Crucial pulled out all the stops with its new Gizmo Overdrive key. This drive roars past everything but Corsair’s fastest offerings.
The Gizmo’s read speeds are more than twice as fast as OCZ's Mini-Kart and Kingston's DataTraveler, and its write speeds are 30 percent faster. This kind of performance has a price, however, as the Gizmo is twice as expensive per gig as these other two.
Scythe is a newcomer to the U.S. cooling market, and is trying to establish itself as the go-to company for monstrous heatsinks that—like Zalman’s—offer quiet cooling. We reviewed the company’s Ninja Plus cooler in July, and were impressed by its silent operation. The Mine runs just as quiet, but suffers several major flaws.
We've seen Lilliputian MP3 players before, but Creative has taken the concept a step further with the Zen V Plus: This change-purse-size device boasts a vivid 1.5-inch OLED screen for viewing photos and videos.
Even though Seagate’s behemoth 750GB Barracuda is getting all the love from the media these days, most people can’t afford a drive that spacious. The sweet spot is still at 300-400GB drives, but even those prices fluctuate. Enter the SpinPoint HD400LJ—a drive that offers both ample room and extreme affordability.
There's an annual event here at the magazine: We set performance records every September with the Dream Machine and before we can finish guzzling the celebratory beer, Falcon Northwest shows up to pee on our parade.
Looking for cheap security for your PC? Zone Labs’ ZoneAlarm firewall is available free for the downloading, as is Grisoft’s AVG antivirus, Safer-Networking’s Spybot anti-spyware, and Spampal.org’s anti-spam software. But if you’re looking for an integrated solution offering all these safeguards and more, ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5 justifies its price.